Jesper Just

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  • Film and video
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'Sirens of Chrome', 2010 / © Jesper Just / Courtesy de la galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
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'Sirens of Chrome', 2010 / © Jesper Just / Courtesy de la galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
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'A Vicious Undertow' / © jesper Just / Courtesy de la galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
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'A Vicious Undertow' / © jesper Just / Photo : Guillaume Ziaccarelli / Courtesy de la galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
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'Llano', 2012 / Courtesy de la galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
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Jesper Just uses the language of cinema as easily as if he shot his first short while still in nappies – except that in place of phrases with a beginning, a middle and an end, the Dane prefers to juggle crazily with film’s visual grammar, codes and references, creating snatches of narrative sculpted with light and music, successive moments that he pieces together to create landscapes rather than stories.

The Emmanuel Perrotin gallery is showing three of his excellent short films: ‘Sirens of Chrome’ (a strange encounter between Afro-American women in an old Detroit movie theatre converted into a parking lot), ‘This Vicious Undertow’ (an unsettling three-way waltz, based on ‘Nights in White Satin’) and, for the first time in France, ‘Llano’ (which takes us to the ruins of the ghost city Llano del Rio).

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

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